The NATO Summit at Prague, 2002

RS21354 -- The NATO Summit at Prague, 2002

March 1, 2005


In November 2002, the NATO allies met in Prague at the "Transformation" summit in an attempt to define part of the alliance's mission to combat against terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. They pledged to obtain the military capabilities to accomplish that mission. Not all allies agree on the implications of such policies. The allies also named seven states as eligible for membership. This report will not be updated. See also CRS Report RL32342, NATO and the European Union, and CRS Report RS21659, NATO's Prague Capabilities Commitment.